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Calendar of Events

The cities and towns of Williamson and Maury Counties enjoy a good celebration and have lots to offer its residents and visitors. This is just a sampling of some of the many events you can find taking place. In case of changes or updates, please check the time, date and location before attending the event.

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November 3

Franklin First Friday Art Scene Art Crawl

6pm - 9pm

Franklin Main Street, Franklin
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November 3

Columbia First Fridays
Downtown Columbia

5pm - 8pm

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November 4

Nolensville Farmers Market
7248 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville

8am - 12pm

A free event, Art Crawl celebrates local craftsmanship and is held the first Friday of each month at businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin. Click here for more info!

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Access free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St. A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. Click here for more info!

Visit the Nolensville Farmers Market every Saturday morning for organic and naturally grown produce, several varieties of meat, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, crafts, and food trucks! Click here for more info!

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November 4

Harpeth Harvest Festival

10am - 4pm

Harpeth River State Park
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November 4

Mingle Jingle
2nd Avenue and Bridge Street, Franklin

10am - 5pm

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November 4

Mother & Son Dance
110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin

6:30pm - 8pm

Join the Friends of Harpeth River State Park for their annual fundraiser! The festival is a community event with food, live music, craft vendors, kids crafts and more. Get your tickets today to help support the parks. Click here for more info!

6th Annual Mingle Jingle Event! Join several of Franklin’s locally-owned businesses on the corner of 2nd Ave and Bridge street as they kick off the Holiday Season with yummy refreshments, Christmas music, great shopping, and discounts. Click here for more info!

Join Williamson County Parks & Recreation for a night of building memories at their Mother/Son Lego dance! The event will be held at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. Don't miss out on the fun - grab your tickets now! Light refreshments will be provided. Click here for more info!

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November 4

Franklin Parks’ Family Day

10am - 2pm

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
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November 4

Nashville Children’s Theatre presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Nashville Children’s Theatre
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November 9

First Farmers Performance Series presents “The Doo Wop Project”
Cherry Theater, Waymon L. Hickman Building, Columbia

7pm

Franklin Parks’ Family Day is a free festival featuring miniature train rides, hayrides, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Grab a bite from local food vendors, and listen to some great live music. Click here for more info!

Enjoy the classic musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. The show is for all ages and will be running through December 17th. Please purchase tickets on the Nashville Children’s Theatre website. Click here for more info!

This month’s Performance Series features The Doo Wop Project, featuring five stars from smash Broadway hits and their all-star band. Bring the family and get ready to experience a fantastic evening of the greatest music in American pop history! Tickets are $35 per person. Click here for more info!

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November 10-12

Pickin’ Leiper’s Fork
4208 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin
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November 11

Maury County Veterans Day Parade
Downtown Columbia

11am – 12pm

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November 11

Nolensville Veterans Day Parade
Downtown Nolensville

11am - 12pm

The 7th annual Pickin’ Leiper’s Fork is November 10 from 12-6, November 11 from 9-5, and November 11 from 9-4. Find antiques, vintage items and collectibles from some of the best dealers around! Food trucks daily. Click here for more info!

Maury County will be hosting their annual Veterans Day Parade to honor all those who have served. The parade will start at 11am and begin at Columbia Plaza on West 7th St in Columbia passing the Memorial Building, turning right onto S High at the James K Polk Home, and ending at the Mule House. Click here for more info!

The Town of Nolensville is having a special parade to celebrate and honor their veterans. Visit the following website to participate in the parade, or to submit a form about your service. Click here for more info!

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November 17-18

Made South Holiday Market
Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin

5pm - 9pm

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November 18

Franklin Makers Market Holiday Market
1001 Westhaven Blvd, Franklin

11am – 3pm

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November 25

Spring Hill Turkey Burn
Spring Hill High School, 1 Raider Lane, Columbia

11am

Visit the 2023 Made South Holiday Market in historic Franklin, Tennessee! Do all of your Christmas shopping with 60+ makers and artisans from around the South, all while supporting small businesses. Click here for more info!

Enjoy an afternoon of free, family-friendly festivities at the Franklin Makers Market Holiday Market! Kick off the holiday season in our winter market complete with over 60 craft and artisans vendors, tasty treats, photos with Santa, and more. Click here for more info!

Wrap up your Thanksgiving weekend with an athletic challenge for a good cause at the Spring Hill Turkey Burn Half Marathon & 5K. Racers of all ages are invited -- there will also be a 1-mile kids’ run. Click here for more info!

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November 18 - Jan. 7

Cheekwood Holiday Lights
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville

5pm - 10pm

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December 1

Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square
Franklin Main Street, Franklin

6pm - 8:30pm

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December 1

Nolensville Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting
Downtown Nolensville

6:30pm

Enjoy one of Nashville’s favorite holiday traditions at Cheekwood with over one million lights throughout the gardens, s’mores stations, a Holiday Marketplace, and more. This event is for visitors of all ages. Tickets are available on Cheekwood’s website. Click here for more info!

The City of Franklin will once again light up the square on Friday, December 1st, for the 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square. The evening will feature entertainment from local musicians, performers, and of course, Santa Claus – fun for all ages! The tree lighting will take place around 7:15pm. Click here for more info!

Visit downtown Nolensville for a magical evening at Town Hall with a special visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, food trucks, special music by the Nolensville High School Choir, and a tree lighting ceremony. Click here for more info!

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December 1

Columbia First Fridays
Downtown Columbia

5pm - 8pm

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December 1-2

Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour

9am - 4pm

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December 2

Nolensville Winter Farmers Market
7260 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville

10am - 1pm

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Access free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St. A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. Click here for more info!

The Maury Christmas Home Tour has been a tradition since 1951, when it first began as the “Majestic Middle Tennessee Tour of Homes.” Over the years, it has evolved into the Maury Christmas Tour of Homes held annually during the first weekend in December. Click here for more info!

Visit the Nolensville Farmers Market every Saturday morning for organic and naturally grown produce, several varieties of meat, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, crafts, and food trucks! Click here for more info!

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December 2

Thompson's Station Holiday Market
Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station

10am - 3pm

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December 2

Nolensville Hometown Holiday Parade

11am

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December 2

Fairview Christmas Parade
Fairview City Hall

10am

Head to Thompson’s Station for the annual Holiday Market – with over 100 vendors, this year will be the biggest market yet! Bring the whole family to this free event to find local goods such as food, jewelry, home décor, vintage clothes, and much more. Click here for more info!

As part of Nolensville’s annual Hometown Holiday event, the town will be hosting a parade on Saturday, December 2nd. The parade will start on Oldham Drive, turn right onto Dortch Lane, right onto Stonebrook Blvd, left onto Nolensville Road, through The Historic District, and right onto Ballpark Road. Click here for more info!

The city of Fairview will be celebrating the most wonderful time of year with a traditional Christmas parade on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin at Westwood Elementary and end at SFEG (France Plant). Click here for more info!

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December 2

The Franklin Christmas Parade
Downtown Franklin

2pm - 3:30pm

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December 2

WCAC – Deck the Howls!

3pm - 5:30pm 

Williamson County Animal Center, 1006 Grisby Hayes Court, Franklin
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December 2

Columbia Main Street Parade and Tree Lighting
Downtown Columbia, 41 Public Square, Columbia

6pm - 8pm

The Franklin Christmas Parade is a community celebration of the Christmas season and has been a Franklin holiday tradition for over 30 years. Join us downtown as we gather to celebrate the holidays – and the arrival of Santa Claus to Franklin. Click here for more info!

Williamson County Animal Center and other pet shelters across the country are joining together to give back to our furry friends this holiday season! Children ages 4-12 can read to shelter pets, decorate cookies, create an ornament, and visit with Santa. Tickets are $25 per child. Click here for more info!

Join Columbia for the 37th annual Columbia Main Street Parade and Tree Lighting! The night-time parade will begin at 6pm, followed by a tree lighting ceremony around 7:15 with live entertainment, announcement of parade winners, and Santa lighting Columbia's 40-foot Christmas tree on the Courthouse Square. Click here for more info!

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December 3

Thompson’s Station Tree Lighting
Sarah Benson Park, 1513 Thompson Station Rd. West

3pm - 5pm

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December 4

Brentwood Christmas Tree Lighting

5:30pm - 6:30pm

John P. Holt Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
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December 4

Light up the Town Christmas Parade
Downtown Mt. Pleasant, 100 Public Square, Mt. Pleasant

6pm - 7pm

Head to Thompson’s Station for the 2nd annual Thompson’s Station Christmas Tree Lighting in Sarah Benson Park. There will be food trucks, photos with Santa, entertainment, hot chocolate and more! Click here for more info!

On the first Monday of December each year, the city of Brentwood holds a special tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season. Stay tuned to the city’s website and social media for further details. Click here for more info!

Join the city of Mt. Pleasant to celebrate the season with their annual Rotary Christmas parade. Head to main street at 6pm for colorful lights, floats, and more! Click here for more info!

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December 9-10

Dickens of a Christmas
Main Street, Downtown Franklin

Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

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December 14

First Farmers Performance Series presents “Jake Shimabukuro – Christmas in Hawai’i”

7pm

Cherry Theater, Waymon L. Hickman Building, Columbia
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Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, & 20

Westhaven Holiday Pop-ups
191 Front St. Franklin, TN (Westhaven Community)

3pm-6pm

Head to Franklin for “Dickens of a Christmas,” which recreates the times of Charles Dickens right in the historic downtown. The streets will be filled with a variety of musicians, dancers, and Dickens characters. The festival is produced by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Click here for more info!

Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, and his talented team will share a musical gift for all this holiday season! Bring the family and join in the celebration. Tickets are $35 per person. Click here for more info!

Westhaven Farmers Market will be hosting four Holiday Pop-ups on the Wednesdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 3pm-6pm at Magli Green Park - 191 Front St. Franklin, TN. 

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December 16

Holiday Made Market
Liberty Hall at The Factory

10am - 5pm

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Let's get the word out! 

Submit local event information including: date, times, location, cost, and brief description of the event here. writer.thenewresidentsguide@gmail.com. All submissions will be considered for The New Residents' Guide Calendar of Events; however, there are no guarantees the event will be posted. Submissions must be received 90 days or more before the event. Thanks!

Made Market is a handmade market showcasing local artisans from Franklin, Nashville, and the surrounding areas. Join us on Saturday, December 16th at Liberty Hall at The Factory to shop, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the community during the holiday season. Click here for more info!

Check out these websites for additional listings of events and festivals happening in your community. 

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